I did treat myself in another way though. I, um, made a purchase...
|Hmm, what could it be?|
|C'mon Mischief, help me open it...|
|Ooh, what's that peeping out?|
|YARN!!! And now Millie's come to investigate...|
|Mmm, yummy colours!!|
|Don't you dare knock them all over!|
I was quite surprised the other night when Chris commented that even when I finish the bag I'm going to have loads of yarn left over, so am I going to make a big blanket with it? He said he could just do with one in all those colours. I've been thinking for a while about doing a big throw for the bed, but I was going to choose some brown and cream shades to match the colour scheme in our bedroom, and maybe have a go at a ripple or something like that. But it sounds like he wouldn't mind something a bit more colourful, so I'll have to have a think about it while I'm finishing off the bag.
The last proper bit of crochet I did was a bobbly dishcloth, with a bit of cotton yarn I'd got left over. I only had to tie in a couple of ends, but it's taken me ages to get around to it, so here, finally, is a photo:
This is the imaginatively-named Torty the Tortoise - he belongs to Chris' sister, and while they're on holiday, he comes on his own little holiday to us. And here's Mischief, paying a leeeetle bit too much attention to him:
If we're not around, the cats are shut out of the kitchen - it's a bit too tempting to just squeeze a paw through those bars! I wish I'd been quicker with my camera the other day though, because one minute Millie was sitting next to the cage, the next she was rolling around on the floor in a very fliratious manner. The tart!
Speaking of Harry Potter (I mentioned him earlier) we finally got around to seeing the final film the other day. I haven't read the books, so I didn't know exactly how it all ended, although I obviously had a fairly good idea. I won't spoil it, just in case you're still waiting to see it, I'll just say it was pretty good, but maybe a bit anti-climactic in certain areas. And I cried. I wasn't bawling my eyes out, but I had to wipe away a few tears. What an idiot, crying over Harry Potter! As I said, we watched a few of the earlier films at home - Chris knows all the titles, but I'm hopeless - he'll tell me which one it is and I just say "which number is that?" As far as I'm concerned, it's Harry Potter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a and 7b!! Personally I'm more excited for November and the latest Twilight film - mmm, Team Cullen!! (The whole family, not just Edward!)
Once again, I didn't manage to do the Photo Scavenger Hunt in July, but I've written down the August list, and I'll see if I have any better luck with that. I did take a few garden photos the other day, although I didn't realise until just now that they've all come out a bit blurry. It was very bright and sunny, and maybe I had my camera on the wrong setting ("or maybe you're just rubbish at taking photos, Michelle!")
Just thought I'd share a couple of pics of Mischief. I'd been sat on the bed reading, covered with my Slanket or Snuggie or whatever they're called (those blankets with sleeves, for the incredibly lazy among us!). When I got up I just kind of pushed it to one side, and when I went back later, I found this:
|And that's not even at full stretch!|
The observant among you may have noticed that the person I previously referred to as 'CJ' is now called 'Chris'. When I first started reading blogs I noticed that a lot of you refer to your partners and children by their initials, presumably for a bit of anonymity/privacy, so when I started writing this blog I thought I'd do that too. His initials are CJ, but the truth is I never call him that, and I was actually finding it harder to remember to type CJ instead of his real name. So I just thought what the hell, I'll start using Chris, what does it matter really? (Although, if I'm typing fast I always do it wrong and it comes out as Chirs). So there you go, CJ is now (but has always been) Chris.
Anyway, I think that's about all for now. Chris is out all day at a beekeeping event so I've got the house to myself, and I'm just wondering what to do next. Should I get the ironing out of the way, or put it off till tomorrow? I want to do more of my crochet, and I'm thinking I need to find something to watch while I'm doing it. First things that spring to mind are Withnail and I (love that film!) or the BBC adaptation of Gormenghast, with the lovely Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Steerpike.
Hmm, decision made, I think! Gormenghast, here I come! (Ironing can wait!)